At a series of industry seminars in Traverse City, MI today, General Motors executive vice president Dan Ammann gifted us with our first glimpse of the upcoming midsize pickup range from Chevrolet and GMC.

Just two slivers of nose are all we can see of the soon-to-be announced Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, though the teaser image does make plain that the pair will follow the styling cues (at least up front) found on big brothers Silverado and Sierra.

GM hasn't given us much in the way of detail in its ultra-brief press release that accompanied the teaser image, which is to be expected. We're told only that the pair of trucks are designed to be "capable, versatile and fuel-efficient alternatives to full-size pickups" and that production will start sometime in 2014, at the Wentzville, MO assembly center.

You know how these things go though: a teaser leads to a leak, which leads to us knowing nearly everything before the small trucks have their sheets pulled at auto show. The Detroit Auto Show and Chicago Auto Show appear to be the leading venues for the models' debut. Stay tuned.
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Sneak Peek: New Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups

2013-08-08

ACME, Mich. – At the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars today, General Motors Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann provided the first look at the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, designed to be capable, versatile and fuel-efficient alternatives to full-size pickups.

Colorado and Canyon will join the all-new 2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500s, and the upcoming Silverado and Sierra HDs, to give Chevrolet and GMC the industry's most comprehensive lineups of pickups, helping customers choose the right truck for their needs.

Production is scheduled to start in 2014 at GM's Wentzville, Mo., assembly center.


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      truckguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      My next truck!!! Only if you can see the hood like the 2014 Silverado....... PURE PERFECTION!!!
      Camaroman101
      • 1 Year Ago
      can't wait!
      truckguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks very good so fare, going to be my next TRUCK...
      darkness
      • 1 Year Ago
      I seen one in the plant in camo and let me say its a nice sized truck that will fit in your garage (shockingly) from what I sae it had one piece 4 piston calipers and the pads slide out the back and lots of aluminum suspension bits, I didn't see the interior but I've heard it will mimic the new chevys with the touch screen. You guys will be surprised when it comes out.
      Chase
      • 1 Year Ago
      These make more sense for a home owner than a full size IMO. Better gas mileage and overall less expensive to own. Still carries light duty stuff like mulch and furniture fine. The problem with the old ones and the ranger was that they were so old. A new version that gets 30 mpg highway with a diesel 4 cylinder that can tow 5000 lbs would be great.
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        Indubitably
        • 1 Year Ago
        If it isn't Acid Tonic, Laser would naturally be the next one to say this ignorant comment.
        imoore
        • 1 Year Ago
        I'll probably buy one once it becomes available just to spite Laser.
      roller146
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm skeptical of the legitimacy because the GM that I know would have two identical trucks with different badges. Maybe GM is trying to save their badge-engineered brands like GMC by showing us that they can make new front and rear clips in addition to shiny badges.
      JaredN
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another option for a midsize pickup? Hallelujah. I hope it is better than GM's last try. At the moment, the Tacoma has no effective competition and Toyota just isn't trying very hard.
        MAX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JaredN
        Toyota is getting it's clock cleaned in the fullsize market, because of lame efforts why would they try harder in the compact market? They know they have a bunch of America hating Toyotabots who buy anything with their goofy symbol no matter how obsolete, stupid or ugly. Hilarious how the Toyotabots hope GM will force the Tacoma into the 21st century!
          • 1 Year Ago
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          seabetterright
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MAX
          Toyota does no have a large number of "America hating Toyotabots" that hold up their sales, but American automakers do have narrow-minded imbeciles like you spewing venom and ignorance over this blog.
          JaredN
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MAX
          @Max: competition is good, whether you like Toyota or not. More competition in the midsize pickup market will result in better midsize trucks. And that's good for consumers.
      jtav2002
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm hoping these are actually rather competitive so that Toyota actually has to dump some money into a redesigned Tacoma. My 09 was awesome but the Tacoma is certainly getting dated.
      A_Guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was hoping they would go back to mini truck size instead of mid-size, but if the MPG is good enough (needs to approach 30 HWY), then it could be worth looking at still. Here's to hoping for some interesting engine options!
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @A_Guy
        No one wants mini trucks they are about worthless and have zero room. If im gonna pay money, I want real space and real utility.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          Oh no I just dont think you understand where I am coming from. Small trucks are way too limited for personal use. The price you pay for them plus no real room for anyone to sit but up front does not justify the purchase. Throw in a tiny bed and its over. And I imagine that is why small trucks are gone. Midsize trucks can still offer enough room for kids and parents while offering a bed that has the capability to haul more. Anyway have fun learning to defend, im about off to bowling night!
          A_Guy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          Ok, so you want a full-size truck then. Mid-size trucks don't offer real space or 'real utility' (whatever that means) compared to a full-size work truck either. Everyone has been dropping out of the mid-size market because no one wants them. The Ranger was even selling better than the Frontier.
          A_Guy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          Depends! If you are suggesting I am having a bad day because I disagree with you...then no. If you are legitimately asking... then... Nope! Work is almost over then going to martial art class, which I really look forward to! Thanks for asking! :)
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      They better offer that Diesel they just put in the Cruze. 35 MPG pickup? Sure, sign me up.
      Justin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please be small enough!
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